SAN FRANCISCO ART GALLERIES OPENINGS
FIRST THURSDAY - 09.06.12 - Part I
(with assistance from Lindsey Millikan and RWM)
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John Berggruen Gallery: Highlights 2012.
Artists: Doug Aitken, John Baldessari, Robert Bechtle, Chuck Close, Mark di Suvero, Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Mangold, Henri Matisse, Julie Mehretu, Beatriz Milhazes, Henry Moore, Martin Puryear, Richard Serra, Wayne Thiebaud.
Comment by AB: High caliber hits from the gallery's extensive collection. Worth a visit.
Chance elevator encounter with Gretchen Berggruen - up to the show we go.
Art by John Baldessari (left) at John Berggruen Gallery.
John Baldessari alphabet art.
Damien Hirst dot art (right) at John Berggruen Gallery.
Art by Richard Diebenkorn.
Healthy Helen Frankenthaler art (right) at John Berggruen Gallery.
Sculpture by Mark di Suvero.
Group art show at John Berggruen Gallery.
Dolby Chadwick Gallery: Marshall Crossman - Big Water.
Review by RWM: Nice to frolic here in waters that thrill and not often chill. Fun to go in for a swim with others, but unfortunately for the fish, the waters are not just theirs anymore. Sad to see fish as trophies rather than living beings. They do have faces similar to ours and sometimes expressions which suggest emotions. We need to be careful what we eat from the sea for other reasons as well. The ocean beckons, but it will not in all ways continue to provide if we have too much fun at its expense or eat too much of what it has to offer.
Art by Marshall Crossman at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Marshall Crossman trophy art.
Water art by Marshall Crossman at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Art by Marshall Crossman.
Oceanscape art by Marshall Crossman at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Marshall Crossman art.
Demographics - Marshall Crossman art show at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Hespe Gallery: Sea Change - Kim Cogan.
Review by RWM: Interesting to see the ocean in motion. All sorts of strange views of landscapes in process. The ocean does not always transfix here, but it does invigorate. The waves elude depiction and description. Not everything can be captured, even in paint. One can also get caught in the somber night mist.
Review by Lindsey Millikan: Oil paintings by Kim Cogan attract quite a crowd. While some of Cogan's large-scale cityscapes are on display, the show focuses primarily on waves painted on oval panels and one large canvas.
Seascape art by Kim Cogan at Hespe Gallery.
Art by Kim Cogan.
Kim Cogan art in above image closer at Hespe Gallery.
Kim Cogan and his art at Hespe Gallery.
Detail of Kim Cogan seascape art (image c/o Lindsey Millikan).
Art by Kim Cogan at Hespe Gallery.
Kim Cogan atmospheric urban art.
Sandra Lee Gallery: Hyun-Su Park - Recent Paintings.
Comment by AB: Precise works by Korean artist Hyun-Su Park consist of paintings over paintings. Complex kaleidoscopic abstractions are overpainted with fundamental forms like circles and rings. Numerous small sections of the over-painting are then carefully scraped away to reveal details of the painting underneath. Nicely done. Stop on by.
Art by Hyun-Su Park at Sandra Lee Gallery.
Art by Hyun-Su Park.
Hyun-Su Park and his art in above image closer at Sandra Lee Gallery.
Art by Hyun-Su Park at Sandra Lee Gallery.
Detail of art by Hyun-Su Park in above image.
Hyun-Su Park art at Sandra Lee Gallery.
Hyun-Su Park literature at Sandra Lee Gallery.
Gallery Paule Anglim: Milton Resnick - Paintings 1973-1983; Tom Marioni - Percussion Works in Dry Fresco.
Comment by AB: Thick impasto paintings by Milton Resnick range in tone from brooding and subdued to manically expressive. Behold the gravitas of abstraction here. In the anteroom, Tom Marioni inserts pencils, one at a time, into a section of bamboo and beats them repeatedly against a plaster surface. The results are intricate graphite drawings that look somewhat like swarms of birds or insects when viewed from a distance.
Impasto art by Milton Resnick at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Pinkie cam detail of art by Milton Resnick in above image.
Art by Milton Resnick at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Milton Resnick impasto art.
Art by Tom Marioni at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Pinkie cam detail of Tom Marioni art in above image.
Tom Marioni discusses his art at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Percussion art by Tom Marioni.
Tom Marioni art & installation at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Ambiance - Milton Resnick & Tom Marioni art at Gallery Paule Anglim.
Fraenkel Gallery: Charles Burchfield & Ralph Eugene Meatyard.
Review by Lindsey Millikan: Two late artists' works are presented with a focus on the landscape. The work of Charles Burchfield is primarily watercolor paintings with some chalk mixed media as well. It is complimented by the small-scale black and white photographs of by Ralph Eugene Meatyard.
Comment by AB: This unexpected pairing compares visionary and imaginative landscapes of painter Charles Burchfield and photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard, presenting enough in the way of similarities to make a case, similarities which are at times remarkable. What that case is beyond uncommon coincidence, I'm not entirely sure.
Watercolor by Charles Burchfield - photographs by Ralph Eugene Meatyard.
Photography by Ralph Eugene Meatyard above closer at Fraenkel Gallery.
Photograph by Ralph Eugene Meatyard - watercolor by Charles Burchfield.
Art by Charles Burchfield - photographs by Ralph Eugene Meatyard.
Ralph Eugene Meatyard photographs in above image closer at Fraenkel Gallery.
Watercolor by Charles Burchfield - photograph by Ralph Eugene Meatyard.
Watercolors by Charles Burchfield - photographs by Ralph Eugene Meatyard.
Charles Burchfield & Ralph Eugene Meatyard art compared at Fraenkel Gallery.
K Imperial Fine Art: Randy Colosky - Infrastructure.
Comment by AB: According to the liner notes, Randy Colosky's bronzes reference industrial New Jersey while his geometric colored glass sculptures are conceptual representations of the structure of the Tower of Babel. Nicely done on both counts.
Bronze sculptures by Randy Colosky at K Imperial Fine Art.
Randy Colosky industrial sculptures in above image closer.
Glass art by Randy Colosky at K Imperial Fine Art.
Art by Gustavo Ramos Rivera at Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery.
Gustavo Ramos Rivera art show at Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery.
One more from Gustavo Ramos Rivera art at Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery.
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